Created by: Chef Mike Ward
Twitter: @MikeWardTO
Instagram: mikedaniel21

Created by Chef Mike Ward, this Thai Beef and Barley Salad is fresh twist on a classic pairing. With Asian spices and fresh herbs, this hearty salad is perfect as a meal or appetizer this spring and summer.


  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tsp minced ginger
  • 1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup honey


  • 2 cups cooked barley (either pot or pearl)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup red onion, thinly chopped
  • 2 finely chopped red chilies (optional)
  • 1/3 cup crushed peanuts
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 8 oz steak, cooked to your liking

Whisk the dressing ingredients together and set aside. Combine remaining salad ingredients and gently mix with dressing.

Serves 4